Hello my lovely readers, I have some excellent news on this fine fall day. I’m a bit late with this blog post because I’ve been working over the weekend to polish up Draft Two of The Enduring Flame for beta readers. I am so glad to say that it is finally ready! I have some … Continue reading It’s finally ready!
August was a strange month for me. The mental/emotional turmoil lessened, but only because its cause was resolved, though not necessarily the way I wished it would. With that resolution came a cascade of other changes: I have left my teaching position; I recently started a new, part-time job at the local library; and I’ve … Continue reading Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Hello my lovely readers, I wish I had better things to share this month: a complete second draft, more sewing, a fantasy review, or something fun. Unfortunately, it’s been all I can do to stay afloat these last couple of months. This summer, I was blindsided with a heavy, life-altering situation. Nearly every day for … Continue reading Short Update
Happy (belated) Pride Month! For all my LGBTQIA+ readers, I hope you find love and joy not just in June, but every day. You are beautiful and wonderful. I had a fairly eventful June, including a two-week honeymoon during which our car broke down (but hey, we saw whales, so everything’s fine really), and I … Continue reading And Now for Something Completely Different
Hello my lovely readers. I’m sorry for the late posting for May; as a teacher, the end of the school year is always hectic. I wish I could say I’ve made more progress on editing The Enduring Flame, but all of my time went to dealing with last-minute preparations for end-of-year activities. I also didn’t … Continue reading My thoughts on Shadow & Bone
Hello my lovely readers, I come today with a couple of great announcements as well as the conclusion of my reflections blog series. First of all, I am so proud to say that my short story, “Through the Blackthorn,” will be one of 12 stories in the anthology We Cryptids edited by Vivian Caethe. Each … Continue reading Some fun news, and final reflections!
A month ago, I wrote about my completely abandoned ideas for The Lantern-Lit City. Today, I want to examine the story changes that Cara went through before the final manuscript. Before that, though, some good news: I have finished the first draft of Part 1 of The Enduring Flame (approximately 65,000 words)! Unlike The Fading … Continue reading Reflections: Cara’s Evolving Journey
As I revise the outline for my third book and am preparing to draft it, I want to look back at the many years between my first inklings of The Lantern-Lit City and today. When I first brainstormed ideas, maps, and world-building for the series, I was still in high school (this was 2009/2010). Some … Continue reading Reflections: Abandoned Ideas
After a chaotic year, I am so happy to announce that The Fading Glow, the sequel to The Lantern-Lit City, is finally finished! It will drop on January 31st, 2021, with the ebook available to preorder if you want it the moment it becomes available. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T4N1S8X Thank you to everyone who … Continue reading The Fading Glow Preorders!
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